Period
to 16 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCSE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 16 May 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 253 254 211
Rank change year-on-year +1 -43 +53
Permanent jobs citing MCSE 126 177 395
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.95% 1.02% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.90% 3.94% 5.20%
Number of salaries quoted 112 147 318
10th Percentile £20,000 £23,000 £19,250
25th Percentile £27,875 £33,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £34,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -24.44% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £52,563 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £69,625 £73,800 £70,000
England median annual salary £44,935 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -0.14% - +5.88%

MCSE is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3,227 4,494 7,602
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 24.21% 25.81% 29.18%
Number of salaries quoted 2,121 3,352 5,634
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,550
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,025
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

MCSE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCSE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSE in the South East.

Salary trend for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSE in the South East over the 6 months to 16 May 2021.

Salary histogram for MCSE in the South East

MCSE
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSE within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +17 70 £28,000 -34.88% 1
Hampshire +16 28 £35,945 -4.15% 9
Thames Valley +18 21 £42,500 -10.53% 4
Berkshire +13 11 £47,500 - 3
Buckinghamshire +9 9 £35,500 -27.18% 1
East Sussex - 6 £47,500 - 1
Oxfordshire +13 1 £39,000 -2.50%
Kent -16 1 £34,000 -25.27% 1
MCSE
England

For the 6 months to 16 May 2021, IT jobs citing MCSE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for MCSE.

1 126 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 108 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 95 (75.40%) VMware
4 93 (73.81%) Azure
5 92 (73.02%) Microsoft 365
5 92 (73.02%) Active Directory
6 82 (65.08%) Windows
7 62 (49.21%) Windows 10
8 57 (45.24%) Cisco Certification
9 53 (42.06%) CCNA
9 53 (42.06%) Citrix
10 46 (36.51%) MS Exchange
11 45 (35.71%) Social Skills
12 40 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 33 (26.19%) Degree
13 33 (26.19%) ITIL
14 28 (22.22%) Hyper-V
15 27 (21.43%) ITIL V3
16 26 (20.63%) IaaS
16 26 (20.63%) MCP
17 25 (19.84%) PRINCE2
17 25 (19.84%) SQL
18 24 (19.05%) SharePoint
19 23 (18.25%) Microsoft Intune
20 22 (17.46%) Azure Active Directory
20 22 (17.46%) PaaS
20 22 (17.46%) Windows Server
21 21 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
21 21 (16.67%) SQL Server
22 20 (15.87%) SCCM

MCSE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 46 (36.51%) MS Exchange
2 24 (19.05%) SharePoint
3 11 (8.73%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.59%) IIS
6 1 (0.79%) Apache
6 1 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 13 (10.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 93 (73.81%) Azure
2 92 (73.02%) Microsoft 365
3 26 (20.63%) IaaS
4 22 (17.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (17.46%) PaaS
5 8 (6.35%) AWS
6 6 (4.76%) SaaS
7 2 (1.59%) HP Helion
7 2 (1.59%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (1.59%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.59%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.08%) Firewall
2 16 (12.70%) DNS
3 13 (10.32%) DHCP
4 8 (6.35%) VLAN
5 7 (5.56%) SAN
6 6 (4.76%) Network Security
6 6 (4.76%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.76%) VSAN
7 5 (3.97%) MPLS
7 5 (3.97%) VPN
7 5 (3.97%) WAN
8 3 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.38%) Unified Communications
8 3 (2.38%) VoIP
9 2 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.59%) LAN
9 2 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.59%) Wireless
10 1 (0.79%) SSL
10 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.79%) MS Access
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 45 (35.71%) Social Skills
2 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.56%) Legal
4 3 (2.38%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.38%) Billing
4 3 (2.38%) Marketing
4 3 (2.38%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (0.79%) Influencing Skills
5 1 (0.79%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 46 (36.51%) Analyst
2 42 (33.33%) IT Analyst
3 31 (24.60%) IT Support
4 20 (15.87%) Consultant
5 19 (15.08%) IT Support Analyst
6 18 (14.29%) Support Analyst
7 16 (12.70%) Support Engineer
8 15 (11.90%) Help Desk Analyst
8 15 (11.90%) IT Engineer
9 14 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
9 14 (11.11%) Cloud Consultant
10 13 (10.32%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 12 (9.52%) Azure Consultant
12 11 (8.73%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
13 10 (7.94%) Service Analyst
13 10 (7.94%) Service Desk Analyst
14 9 (7.14%) Architect
15 8 (6.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 8 (6.35%) IT Support Engineer
16 7 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.79%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.79%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
2 18 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 18 (14.29%) Private Cloud
2 18 (14.29%) Public Cloud
3 9 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.97%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.59%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.59%) Replication
6 1 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 82 (65.08%) Windows
2 62 (49.21%) Windows 10
3 22 (17.46%) Windows Server
4 19 (15.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (11.90%) Windows Server 2016
6 14 (11.11%) Linux
7 13 (10.32%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (4.76%) Android
8 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.38%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.38%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.19%) ITIL
2 27 (21.43%) ITIL V3
3 25 (19.84%) PRINCE2
4 14 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (10.32%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (10.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (7.94%) Customer Requirements
6 10 (7.94%) Presales
6 10 (7.94%) Service Management
6 10 (7.94%) TOGAF
7 8 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (5.56%) IT Strategy
8 7 (5.56%) Project Management
9 6 (4.76%) Migration
10 5 (3.97%) Business Continuity
10 5 (3.97%) DevOps
11 4 (3.17%) Computer Science
11 4 (3.17%) Software Testing
11 4 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (19.84%) SQL
2 7 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.59%) Python
4 1 (0.79%) C#
4 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.79%) PHP
4 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 126 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (45.24%) Cisco Certification
3 53 (42.06%) CCNA
4 33 (26.19%) Degree
5 26 (20.63%) MCP
6 19 (15.08%) MCSA
7 8 (6.35%) SC Cleared
7 8 (6.35%) Security Cleared
8 7 (5.56%) CEH
9 6 (4.76%) CompTIA Security+
10 5 (3.97%) CCNP
11 4 (3.17%) MCITP
12 3 (2.38%) APMP
12 3 (2.38%) CCDP
12 3 (2.38%) CCENT
12 3 (2.38%) CCIE
12 3 (2.38%) CISSP
12 3 (2.38%) LPIC
12 3 (2.38%) MCTS
12 3 (2.38%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.59%) NCSC
System Software
1 92 (73.02%) Active Directory
2 40 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 14 (11.11%) vSphere
5 9 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (6.35%) XenApp
7 7 (5.56%) VMware NSX
8 6 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (2.38%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.79%) Docker
10 1 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (18.25%) Microsoft Intune
2 20 (15.87%) SCCM
3 3 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.79%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 108 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 95 (75.40%) VMware
3 53 (42.06%) Citrix
4 15 (11.90%) Cisco
5 9 (7.14%) Symantec
5 9 (7.14%) Veeam
6 5 (3.97%) WatchGuard
7 4 (3.17%) Dell
8 3 (2.38%) Avaya
8 3 (2.38%) Draytek
8 3 (2.38%) McAfee
8 3 (2.38%) NetApp
8 3 (2.38%) Sophos
9 2 (1.59%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (1.59%) EMC
9 2 (1.59%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.59%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.59%) Google
9 2 (1.59%) HP
9 2 (1.59%) SonicWALL